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Quantitative Trader - Fixed Income
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Quantitative Trader - Fixed Income

Virtu is a leading financial firm that leverages cutting edge technology to deliver liquidity to the global markets and innovative, transparent trading solutions to our clients. As a market maker, Virtu provides deep liquidity that helps to create more efficient markets around the world. Our market structure expertise, broad diversification, and execution technology enables us to provide competitive bids and offers in over 19,000 securities, at over 235 venues, in 36 countries worldwide.

THE ROLE

We're looking for an eager, detail-oriented professional to join as a Trader supporting our Fixed Income Trading desk. The candidate will be responsible for risk management, strategy configuration and implementation and primary market trading. The traders work closely with operations, compliance, brokers and custodians to mitigate risk and generate revenue for the firm. Our traders design, operate, and improve high‐performance algorithmic trading strategies deployed on both electronic trading venues and RFQ trading platforms around the world. Our ETF traders also build and manage relationships with issuers and other trading partners. This team has the opportunity to work closely with software engineers to enhance and further develop the firm’s trading strategies. Virtu Financial is a well-established market maker in the ETF space in Europe. We are looking to significantly expand our current product offering to cover all underlying asset classes.

THE CANDIDATE:

  • 2-5 years of experience working in a trading support role, or in a comparable role at trading firm or financial institution.
  • Excellent academic background. All majors welcome but ones with a quantitative lean preferred (computer science, math, sciences, economics and related fields).
  • Fixed Income ETF or bond experience required; knowledge and experience pricing, settling, clearing Fixed Income beneficial.
  • Strong ability to communicate information confidently and with agility to both clients and to colleagues internally.  
  • Technical proficiency - SQL and Python are used by most Traders at Virtu to work more efficiently. Prior experience in these or other programming languages are required.
  • A "physicalizer"; a person who identifies issues and creates solutions without rigid direction or fanfare
  • Highly motivated and tenacious individual, with a proven ability to take initiative and work independently and within a team
  • Team player: authentic, genuine person who is capable of working collective goals.
Virtu Financial is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, welcoming you for who you are and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.
 

 

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